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There are 4 ways to get from Chichester to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Chichester to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading

$53 - $92

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Bus, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Cathedral to City Centre, City Shops South 700 - Coastliner
  2. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Basingstoke

$25 - $71

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester to Gatwick Airport London North National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Reading National Express / ...

$32 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chichester to Reading 55.5 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Chichester to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chichester to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chichester to Reading. However, there are services departing from Chichester and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Gatwick Airport London North and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chichester to Reading. However, there are services departing from Chichester and arriving at Reading via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Chichester and Reading is 44 miles. The road distance is 55.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Reading without a car is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £40 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Chichester to Reading, including transfers.

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Chichester to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chichester station.

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Chichester to Reading train services, operated by Southern, depart from Chichester station.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Reading is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £40 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Chichester to Reading.
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  • Distance: 43.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

What companies run services between Chichester, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Chichester to Reading via Southampton Central in around 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chichester to Reading via Gatwick Airport London North, Reading, and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride in around 4 h 44 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chichester to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral to City Centre, City Shops South
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach South
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chichester to Gatwick Airport London North
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Chichester to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Reading station.

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Chichester to Reading train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chichester to Reading is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Chichester to Reading.

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